ABV

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  1. dave althouse

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    Two questions today... to adjust the finished ABV of a brew are there other factors other than the amount of fermentables used in the batch.

    Non-brewing question. I see that you are in San Marcos, my son is stationed in San Antonio and we plan to visit this fall. Are there any small craft breweries in that area we could tour?

    thanks

    davea
     
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    question 1, brew house efficiency, yeast type and sugar which is a fermentable but something I use to up the alcohol sometimes
     
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    Yes..the amount of water that you add (smaller finished volume = higher original gravity and higher ABV)
    Yeast Strain Selection -> higher attenuation equals higher ABV
    If you are doing an all grain or to some extent even just steeping grains your overall efficiency-higher efficiency equals higher ABV
     

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